Division of Social Work (SOCARB)

The division oversees education and research in the field of social work.

The social work subject field provides knowledge about people's living conditions and experiences, causes and consequences of social problems, efforts and measures to address social issues, social vulnerability and exclusion, and the conditions and organisation of social work.

Social work is an academic discipline and professional field spanning local and global levels, across varying social sectors, and concerns people in all stages of life.

The division organizes the Social Work Program, the Master's Program in Social Work, free-standing courses, contract education and third-cycle education.

The division's research areas:

  • Children, young people and welfare institutions
  • The elderly
  • Responses to interpersonal violence
  • Transnational social work
  • Migration
  • Theory-based research in social work


Doctoral studies


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